It was a win some, lose some weekend for former Detroit Red Wings forward Brendan Shanahan. On the one hand, in his current role as president of the Toronto Maple Leafs, he was watching his team’s elimination from the Stanley Cup playoffs at the hands of the Florida Panthers.
Then again, it won’t be a year without honors for Shanahan. He’s among the class of 2023 that will be gaining enshrinement into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame. A 21-season NHL career saw Shanahan’s selection to eight all-star teams. He was a three-time Stanley Cup winner, all with the Red Wings. These accomplishments previously were earning him induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013.
Today we're spotlighting one of our 2023 inductees: Brendan Shanahan!
Shanahan played for five NHL teams in his 21-year NHL career including the New Jersey Devils (two stints), St. Louis Blues, Hartford Whalers, Detroit Red Wings, and New York Rangers. pic.twitter.com/iDxLlYwfda
— Ontario Sports HOF (@OntarioSportsHF) May 10, 2023
Shanahan is among nine to be inducted into the Ontario hall. Going in through the team category are the 1959 Bellveille McFarlands, who won the world title for Canada. Among those on the roster of that championship Belleville hockey squad was another prominent ex-Red Wings player, Red Berenson.
The induction ceremony will be held October 26 in Toronto.
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- Will the Boston Bruins move heaven and earth in an attempt to sign former Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi as a UFA?
- Through to the final four, the Toledo Walleye are 8-0 so far in the ECHL playoffs
- Defenseman Gerry Hart, who began a long NHL career with the Red Wings in 1969, is dead at the age of 75
- Looking back at the season put forth by Detroit defenseman Ben Chiarot
Red Wings Offseason
Sunday is a busy day for Detroit players at the IIHF World Championship. Carter Mazur and the USA are facing Hungary, while Joe Veleno and Canada deal with Slovakia. Sweden, with Jonatan Berggren and Lucas Raymond, are tangling with Austria, while Dominik Kubalik and Czechia are facing Kazakhstan.
Hockey Now Network
Philadelphia: How the Philadelphia Flyers were settling on Keith Jones and Daniel Briere to over the future of the club.
Pittsburgh: Why taking the trade route to improve the Pittsburgh Penguins is easier said than done.
Washington: Looking at potential landing spots if the Washington Capitals opt to deal center Evgeny Kuznetsov.
Boston: Don Sweeney, GM of the Boston Bruins, offers no regrets about his moves at the NHL trade deadline.
Buffalo: Based upon the results of the Atlantic Division playoffs, should the Buffalo Sabres be viewing the traditional divisional powers as susceptible to being overtaken?
Florida: More good news for the Florida Panthers. They might be getting injured forward Ryan Lomberg back in time for the Eastern Conference final against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Montreal: Now that they are certain that the first-round pick they got from Florida in the Ben Chiaroit deal is going to be no better than 29th overall, the Montreal Canadiens may opt to get creative with the choice.
Calgary: Should the Calgary Flames be considering former Chicago GM Stan Bowman for their available GM spot?
Chicago: EA Sports has already created a sim for Connor Bedard’s NHL career. He’ll be spending at least the beginning of that tenure with the Chicago Blackhawks, who won the NHL Draft Lottery and will most certainly be selecting Bedard first overall.
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Colorado: Colorado Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen was earning the primary assist on Finland’s game-winning goal against Germany at the World Championship.
Nashville: Is new GM Barry Trotz considering bringing in a new coach to put behind the bench for the Nashville Predators?
Los Angeles: Who should be priority No. 1 for the Los Angeles Kings when it comes to re-signing veteran players – goalie Joonas Korpisalo or defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov?
San Jose Sharks: When it comes to NHL mock drafts, who are the experts projecting going to the San Jose Sharks?
Vegas Golden Knights: Is the Stanley Cup going to be a baby bonus for the Vegas Golden Knights? William Karlsson is the fourth member of the club to become a proud papa in recent weeks.